Kempty Falls ‘A bubbling waterfall in Mussoorie’
The tempting Kempty Falls is a gorgeous waterfall which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mussoorie. This gurgling waterfall is situated at an altitude of 1,364 metres above sea level. Its proximity to Dehradun makes it one of the best places to visit on weekends.
This pristine waterfall is surrounded by verdant hills and misty clouds that kisses the milky gush of water, as it tumbles down. One can see a stream that runs throughout the year. It starts from the southwest of the village of ‘Banglow ki Kandi’ and moves northwest, where it falls from 4,500 feet. It is here that the water splits into five other cascades and falls a further 40 feet.
It is believed that the name Kempty stems from the colloquial name of “Camp Tea”.
History of Kempty Falls:
Kempty Falls was developed as a popular tourist destination by the British officer, John Mekinan in 1835. John established this place for the British Raj to hold tea parties.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (open on all days)
Entry Fee: Free
Cable Car Ride: The cable car facility is currently unavailable.
Best Time to Visit: From June to October
Things to do in and around Kempty Falls:
Pillowed in the midst of the ethereal hills, Kempty Falls is a popular recreational spot in “The Queen of Hills” Mussoorie. It is one of the favourite hangout places of locals and tourists who come here to shrug the scorching heat of the summer season. Many young couples and families come here to cool off in the pools and for enjoying boating. Inflatable swim rings are available on rent for the tourists to lazily float on the shallow water.
Follow the walkways and the bridge that will guide you towards the vantage point, from where you can savour the beauty of this waterfall. You can shop goodies and souvenirs from the tiny shops that are located en-route. Grab your hands on the chunky jewellery, books, knitwear, apparels, local artefacts, and other cool stuff sold here.
Food at Kempty Falls:
Have a gastronomical affair by relishing tasty treats at the restaurants dotted around the Kempty Falls. These restaurants serve scrumptious vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
Why you must visit Kempty Falls?
This naturally abundant place is famous for picnicking and photography. One can capture some beautiful shots of this gurgling waterfall that bounces off rocks into a manmade waterhole. Seize the moment in your camera as the water splatters on your cheeks.
Explore the coveted valley and visit the nearby Happy Valley, a Tibetan settlement amidst the hills. Don’t forget to visit the Buddhist temple and admire the Tibetan workshops located there.
How to reach Kempty Falls:
Kempty Fall also spelled as Campty Fall is located 15 km away from Mussoorie on Yamunotri road. This famous tourist spot in Mussoorie is near Doon Valley, around 45 km from Dehradun. A 30-minute drive from Mussoorie’s town center will make you reach here. One can easily reach here by taking the auto-rickshaw or taxi. Dehradun railway station at 48 km away is the nearest railhead. Jolly Grant airport at 74 km is the closest air connectivity from here.